Framework

Capturing the world through photography, video and multimedia

Racing against creeping shadows and darkness, you can crank up the ASA and dial down the shutter speed to get ghostly images of firefighting at night. Gorman, Calif., May 15, 2013.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times

It's the beginning of May and the smoke from a raging wildfire darkens the afternoon sky over the coastline of northern Los Angeles County. Fires once broke out a handful of times a year --- and mainly in the late fall. Now, if it's hot and/or windy, regardless of the time of year, news photographers are braced to cover wildfire. Point Mugu, Calif., May 2, 2013.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times

I captured this image as a wildfire burned in the Santa Monica Mountains above Pacific Coast Highway. It's as if the firefighters are sittiing beside a campfire, even as the blaze burns unchecked across hundreds of acres of wildlands. Point Dume, Calif., May 2, 2013.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times

When a fire passes through, consuming everything in its path, it leaves a moonscape scoured completely of living things, and dramatically alters the landscape. Hidden Valley, Calif., May 3, 2013.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times

Wildfire smoke hangs hot, thick and unhealthful, even as it helps produce pictures that convey the feeling of the inferno. Frazier Park, Calif., May 15, 2013.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times

Smoke and particulate matter from a wildfire in Camarillo deepen the reddish tones of the late afternoon. Funny to think that so much air pollution can actually look so good. Hidden Valley, Calif., May 3, 2013.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times

A wildfire burning over thousands of acres releases a tremendous amount of smoke, which can sometimes frame or completely blot out the sun. It's mesmerizing to see the destructive force of uncontrolled flames. Frazier Park, Calif., May 15, 2013.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times

As the sun sets and dusk settles, smoldering embers from a wildfire pierce the darkness like red hot lumps of charcoal, dotting the hiilsides and providing a dramatic view of how much earth has been swept by flames. Gorman, Calif., May 15, 2013.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times

More galleries on Framework

return to gallery

Mountain lions on camera in Santa Barbara County

Mountain lions on camera in Santa Barbara County

By Al Seib, Los Angeles Times It was during a weekend hike in November with my grown son Max...   View Post»

   

Roger Federer / Juan Martin Del Potro match

A lens on the Olympics: Shooting the Federer/Del Potro tennis match

Robert Gauthier, Los Angeles Times Wimbledon: We're deep into the third set and Roger Federer is on the...   View Post»

   

Outtakes | Luis Sinco

Lion Country Safari [updated]

Jan. 23, 1974: Bettie Kym Young of Newport Beach gets a close-up look at a tiger. Young, Miss Los Angeles Chinatown, was at Lion Country Safari to celebrate the Chinese...   View Post»

   

Outtakes | Luis Sinco

Pictures in the News | Aug. 1, 2011

We begin Monday's Pictures in the News with members of the Green Bay Packers football team taking part in the annual ritual of riding kids' bicycles to training camp. On the...   View Post»

Outtakes | Luis Sinco

A photographer may take dozens of shots for an assignment, which are usually edited down to just a few images for use in the newspaper and online. Details and moments significant to the photographer often don’t make the cut. “Outtakes” presents a selection of those images. We welcome comments and discussion.

No comments yet

Add a comment or a question.

If you are under 13 years of age you may read this message board, but you may not participate. Here are the full legal terms you agree to by using this comment form.

Comments are moderated, and will not appear until they've been approved.

Required

Required, will not be published